Join Thea Lewis for a talk on new book, Wicked Vermont.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Vermont is a picturesque landscape, but the idyllic setting hides a sometimes dark and desperate past. H.H. Holmes, America's first serial killer, may have been the University of Vermont's deadliest student. A Burlington resident made an empire partly by carrying contraband goods to and from Canada. The first United States president subject to a birther movement wasn't 44, but a much lower number. A Burlington schoolboy ran away with the circus and became an international sensation under the big top. Author Thea Lewis takes a revealing ride through the unique and colorful history of the Green Mountain State.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Thea Lewis is a Vermont native with a writing career that has spanned more than three decades. She’s crafted scripts for radio and television, and since 2009 has put her love of research and history to work writing books for The History Press’ Haunted America series. In addition to her latest offering, Wicked Vermont (2018, History Press/Arcadia) titles include Haunted Burlington, Spirits of Vermont’s Queen City, Ghosts and Legends of Lake Champlain and Haunted Inns and Ghostly Getaways of Vermont. A book for children, There’s a Witch In My Sock Drawer! was published by Peapod Press in 2011. Thea is also the creator of Queen City Ghostwalk, the Burlington, Vermont walking tour chosen ‘Best Scary Stroll’ by Yankee Magazine. Between writing and walking, she enjoys spending time with her family and outdoor adventures with her dog, Phantom.
DATE: Thursday, October 17th at 7pm
LOCATION: Phoenix Books Essex
ADMISSION: Free and open to all.